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Securing Clergy to Officiate Funeral Services in Ontario | Funeral Pre-Planner, Kat Downey
Typically, the clergy or celebrant will meet with the family prior to the service. This meeting usually lasts about an hour, and the goal of the meeting is to get a better sense of the beliefs and values of the deceased. There is usually some discussion about the order of the service and who else would like to speak. During this meeting the inclusion of psalms, poems, hymns, songs, special readings or remembrances are discussed. Some families take this one step further and create an Order of Service to hand out on the day of the funeral or memorial service, so that those attending can follow along.